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Deborah Spragg

Director of Field Training, Expressive Therapies

617.349.8195 x.8195


Deb Spragg, Associate Professor in the Expressive Therapies Division, has been teaching at Lesley since 2005, when she began as a clinical instructor in supervision. Core Faculty since 2009, Deb has long had a keen interest in the teaching and supervision of Lesley students. Dr. Spragg’s clinical focus was working with people with psychotic disorders. She championed the use of non-verbal and artistic means for facilitating contact with self and connection to others for hospitalized clients. She worked full-time for fifteen years in clinical settings with individuals and groups in hospitals, residential treatment, and private practice. Deb was also involved in hospice and attending the bereaved. Since joining the Lesley Community on a full-time basis in 2012, Deb has been mentor to the clinical instructor community in her role as Director of Field Training in the ET Division. Her current focus is on the role of mindfulness and arts-based inquiry in reducing implicit bias, and she has been very involved in cross-university social justice initiatives including Lesley’s Bias Education & Response Team and the LU Diversity Council. In her teaching as well as in her clinical work, Deb has drawn inspiration from her meditation practice. The role of difference in relationships is a life-long interest, as is a relational view of health and wellness.


Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., Lesley University
M.M., New England Conservatory
B.A., Antioch College.